Crochet: Babouska Rose Blanket


‘Babouska Rose’ Blanket

is a little crochet project, I have been tinkering with

over winter.

Inspired by the baby blanket

my grandmother Inge made for me when I was born,

I decided to make one too.


Crochet: Babouska Rose Blanket

 Measuring just 45 x 70 cm,

this baby (crib) blanket is really

‘Quick & Easy’ to make.

Crochet: Babouska Rose Blanket

To make the ‘Babouska Rose‘ blanket,

I crocheted 24 flower granny squares using

Rico Creative yarns  (with a 3.5mm hook).

I finished each granny square with a single crochet border,

and joined them all up using the same

single crochet stitch method that I used with my

Nacho Cushion.

T o pretty up the blanket edge some more I added a row of chain stitches

*SC, 3CH, SC*


 Super easy!

Crochet: Babouska Rose Blanket

 Even the project naming process was easy.


I usually spend forever trying to think up memorable project names,

but this time was different.

Thanks to my chosen colour scheme.


Crochet: Babouska Rose Blanket


  Red + Brights


Gypsy Caravans + Russian Nesting Dolls




Babouska Rose

 That was surprisingly easy to explain.


  Crochet: Babouska Rose Baby Blanket




The colours I used are:

Red: 05
Fuschia : 13
Watermelon: 73
Orange: 74
Tangerine: 76
Cardinal Purple: 11
Turquoise/Sky Blue: 36
Pistachio: 41
Mint: 45


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The inconvenient truth:


Thank you so much for stopping by Sewing Daisies and checking out some of my crochet blog posts, it’s great to hear from you. I thought I would post a little update regarding this pattern as a number of people have requested further written instructions.

Sorry, but there are no further instructions other than those you find on the blog post.

The main reason for this is because I am a self taught crocheter…from Japanese crochet books (symbols & images). Working from symbols and photos is all I know. I have tried to understand and work from standard written patterns, but I just can’t do it.

So unfortunately all I can offer is a mix of symbols and vague written instruction.

If you have never tried working from symbols, I highly recommend checking out this post on

Annie’s Craft Store

it covers the groundwork in an easy to understand format.


52 Comments on Crochet: Babouska Rose Blanket

  1. So beautiful! I love the flower layers and the colours are so vibrant and are just lovely. You’ve done a wonderful job!

  2. Beautiful! I really enjoy making these types of flowers, but I had no clue what to do with them once they were finished. I love this blanket! I think I will have to give this a try. 🙂

  3. I’m in l♥ve! This is a stunning blanket.
    I’ve made one square and blogged about it, just to recommend your pattern.
    Thank you for sharing!
    X Karin

  4. thank you so much for this– it reminds me of one of the first afghans that I made so many years ago, but your colors are so much more beautiful! a job very well done! gorgeous. love your blog.

  5. Could you please tell me how I go about getting instructions to make the Baboushka rose blanket? Thank you

  6. What a lovely design! I love the color scheme, too. I am going to give this one a try; would you mind sending me the Japanese pattern, too, as an extra help?
    I love your blog — am constantly inspired by your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi there I love this piece. My cousin just had a baby and I would love to make it for her. But I’m not sure I’ll understand how to do it by just using the motif above. I was wondering if you can send me the written instructions. You do beautiful work!!!!!!
    Thank you so much

  8. Dear SD,
    What a beautiful blanket. I would love to make the blanket for my 7 weeks old daughter but i cannot read the pattern. Would you be so kind to send me the japanese pattern and explanation too?
    That would be great.

  9. I would love to try this pattern for a baby shower I am going to next month…I used to have a pattern very similiar to this one but sad to say I am unable to find it…would you be so kind as to share the written instructions..if so, would you send them asap so that I can get it finished by the 19th of January…thanks so much

  10. Hello,
    What a lovely bright blanket! It would be great to make this for my sister, she having her first baby in may but I don’t understand the crochet motif 🙁
    Can you sent me also the full Japanese pattern with a link to an explanation for the crochet symbols.
    Mirjam from Holland

  11. Really beautiful blanket! Fouls you pelare send me the Pattern. I think I have to do one of my own. Love the colours!

  12. I really love this, and it’s just in time for my friends who are having babies! But like other commenters, I don’t know how to read the motif! Could you please e-mail me the instructions/pattern? Thanks so much!

  13. Gorgeous blanket! I fell in love as soon as I saw it! I’d like to try to make one for myself and was wondering if you recall the yardage used of each color. I’d like to be sure I get all the same dye lot when I purchase the yarn. Was this made from cotton? The stitch definition is very clear. Wonderful blog – I really enjoy following your projects!
    I apologize if this post is duplicated. My computer died when I first tried posting 🙂

  14. Hey there Cassandra, Thank you for stopping by Sewing Daisies.
    I used Rico Creative Cotton (Aran) for this blanket.
    Unfortunately I can’t help you with the yardage as I didn’t write down any notes (I always forget to make them!)

  15. I just discovered your blog recently and it’s just fabulous, as is this heartwarming granny squares afghan. Babouska Rose is a perfect name – keep the blazing colors coming at us! Aloha with hugs, Ann

  16. This – is BEAUTIFUL! 😀 I love the colors! I appreciate that the babouska was your inspiration they are so lovely 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  17. Beautiful! I would love to try this. I can only see the photos of the completed project though, and not the pattern. Did you take it down? Thanks!

  18. Hi again, just wondering what you did for a border? It looks as though you sc’d around the entire thing, then did something–can’t tell what. Would you mind sharing? Thanks.

  19. You are right Jayne, I did add extra row that I forgot to mention (doh!).
    After the single crochet row you add a single row of *sc, 3CH, sc* all around the blanket.

  20. Gorgeous blanket! It’s so beautiful and I love the colors, but like everyone else, I was hoping you could send me the pattern. I would love to try this blanket soon! Thank you and keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  21. What a beautiful blanket. I would love to try to make this blanket. Is it possible to e-mail me the pattern?

  22. This is so beautiful!! I don’t understand a chart so I won’t be able to make it but thanks for showing it done.

  23. I started a blanket very similar to this for my daughter, when she was tiny. She is now 25 years old and will be getting married this summer. I lost my pattern decades ago, is there any chance of getting this pattern? I’d like to finish what I started, maybe for her wedding! You did a beautiful job, can’t believe you tackled it for your first blanket! Kudos!

  24. I have those same Nesting Dolls direct from Russia.
    I can see why you chose those colors. A beautiful blanket and a great job….
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  25. Can you please send me the pattern for the “nacho cushion”? So I can join the squares like you did? Thank you so much

  26. will you please send me the pattern I would appreciate it ty so much its beautiful pattern ty for sharing it an reading my message

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